House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

COSC-1301-74 (Microcomputer Appl)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGaspard, Beverly C.
Phone(409) 984-6307
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:MWF 8:15-9:00, 10:30-11:30, MW 12:30-1:30, TT 8:15-9:30, 11:45-12:45
Building:Educational Annex (PAEA)
Room #:113
Course Information
Course ID #10103
Course Subject-Number-SectionCOSC-1301-74
Course TitleMicrocomputer Appl
Course Description Teaches students to solve realistic problems using the most readily available “off-the-shelf” general applications software: word processing, spreadsheets and database systems. Additional assignments may use system software and presentation graphics software. This course should not be taken by business majors.
Course Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading.
Required Textbooks New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2010 First Course

1st Edition by Shaffer, et al

ISBN-10: 053874653X, ISBN-13: 9780538746533

Learning Objectives Computer components and terminology

Internet business uses

Knowledge of operating systems

Basic understanding of commonly used business applications

File storage, organization, and media

Major Assignments Hands-on Exams in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Discussion Topics none
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.
Determination of Final Grade Exams (including Final Exam)        80%

Projects and Class Assignments        20%

Final Exam Date May 13, 2011 - 11:00 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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